I didn’t have the heart to post a recap yesterday, and I’m still irritated about Dusty Baker’s attempt to make Homer Bailey’s arm fall off. I’m afraid it’s only a matter of time before Bailey and Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake and Aroldis Chapman join Edison Volquez in having major arm/elbow/shoulder surgery.
Further, I’m so sick of my team being old-school when most of the rest of the league realizes that there are advanced ways to understand the game in 2010. Heck, maybe the Reds have a great advanced player analysis department, but they sure as heck ignore the advice coming from that department. And if they don’t have a department like that, yes, I’m available to help create one, Walt Jocketty. Give me a call.
Okay, my rant is over. I’m still pretty excited to watch today’s game, in light of the strides Aaron Harang made in his last outing. Unfortunately, Chris Carpenter will be pitching for the Cardinals, so it’s going to be a tough one. A win will give the Reds a win in this series, and that would be great.
Here’s your game preview. Go Reds.